Art and Light Festival

Virginia Beach International Art and Light Festival Feasibility Study

Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department Seeks Public Input

The City of Virginia Beach is exploring the feasibility of bringing an international art and light festival to the city. Members of the public are asked to provide feedback on whether this project would be of interest to the community and potential visitors. Similar festivals present large-scale, illuminated, and interactive art installations created by local, regional, and international artists that are on display for about 10 days and have free admission.

The City has identified the need to create year-round unique events that diversify our tourism base, promote Virginia Beach as a cultural and creative community and position the Oceanfront as a cultural destination. The concept would be to hold a multi-day, free festival featuring large-scale art installations, illuminated sculptures, video art, sound and projection artwork by a diverse cross-section of international and local artists.

The public involvement process of the study begins with a web-based public input survey. The survey will be active June 21-July 5, 2022, and will give residents, visitors and the business community an opportunity to share thoughts on the event, along with potential educational and cultural programming. Click the link below to take the survey.